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DOD Uses Safari Books Online for Training, Job Skills Improvement and Accessing Any Learning Resource from the 16,000+ Books and Videos

SEBASTOPOL, Calif. – September 12, 2011 – Safari® Books Online (, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has chosen to renew its license to Safari Books Online’s digital library, which will allow active and retired military personnel and families, and DOD personnel, access to resources necessary to continue professional learning on a wide array of skills ranging from technical (IT development, IT security and more),  creative (desktop publishing, web development, digital photography and more), and business (supervising, hiring and recruitment, finance and more).  Access to Safari Books Online is facilitated by the library system in each military branch.

 Under the agreement with the DOD, active and retired personnel of any military branch plus their families along with any DOD personnel can apply for free access to Safari Books Online’s extensive online 16,000-book and video library by registering at the Knowledge Portal (Navy Knowledge Online, Army Knowledge Online, Air Force Online) of each military branch or by registering at Military One Source. Subscribers can access additional topics like certification guides, test preparation content, management and leadership titles, and “how-to” guides on topics such as programming, web development, Six Sigma, Microsoft Sharepoint, and cyber security.

For military and DOD family members, Safari Books Online offers topics like personal finance, how to start a small business, , building Websites,  digital photography, financial planning for retirement or education, and a wide variety of basic and advanced computer skill books and videos.

“It is very gratifying for Safari Books Online to again partner with the U.S. Department of Defense to supply our online content to our military who are looking to continue their learning regardless of rank or title,” said Denise Nason, Government Sales Director, Safari Books Online. “We and the DOD libraries have made it easy to sign up and begin using our online resources.”

 Military personnel should visit the Knowledge Portal of their specific military branch or Military One Source to register for access to Safari Books Online.

About Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online ( is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training.

Safari Books Online offers a range of product mixes and pricing programs for organizations, government agencies and individuals. Subscribers have access to thousands of books, training videos and prepublication manuscripts in one fully searchable database from publishers like Cisco Press, Prentice Hall Professional, O’Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, IBM Press, Adobe Press, FT Press, Apress, Manning, New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, Splash Media and dozens more. For more information about Safari Books Online, please visit us online.

Media Contacts

Rich Mullikin
Rocket Science
415-464-8110 x216
Rose St. Clair
Safari Books Online
(707) 827-4100

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One Response to “Press Release: U.S. Department of Defense to Supply Safari Books Online to DOD, Active and Retired Military Personnel and Families”

  1. Philip

    I forwarded this to a friend of mine, who is a disabled Vietnam Vet. He was told that it is only for active and retired military, not disabled. Seems like an arbitrary discrimination.